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Sunday, July 12

Family Flicks Film Series: UPA Jolly Frolics Cartoons

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


With bold color and playful music, the Jolly Frolics cartoon shorts produced by United Productions of America intro­duced audiences to a vibrant range of stories and characters. This selection highlights the Jolly Frolics’ unique spin on childhood icons like Madeline, Robin Hood, and Dr. Seuss. (35mm, color, 70 min.)
*All ages are welcome. Feel free to take a break with infants and toddlers in the theater lobby.

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Family Amphitheater Performance: Masanga Marimba

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049


An ensemble consisting of seven Zimbabwean marimbas—percussion instruments similar to xylophones—as well as a saxophone, trumpet, vocals, and drums, Masanga Marimba illuminates the interconnectedness of Latin American, African, European, and American musical traditions.

Led by ethnomusicologist Ric Alviso, Masanga Marimba formed in 2000 and has since performed to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Los Angeles area. “Masanga,” an African word used to describe the coming together of rivers or roads, emphasizes the diverse influences of the ensemble. Alviso’s experiences in Senegal, Ghana, and Zimbabwe and his bandmates’ knowledge of percussion performance, music composition, music education, jazz performance, and art combine to create high-spirited performances that inspire the whole family to get up and dance.

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